Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Pechanga Member Ousted from Native Organzation Leadership

First, Anthony Miranda was replaced as CNIGA leader and now Patrick Murphy is replaced from TASIN leadership. IS Pechanga losing it's luster amongst California tribes? They have brought shame to the Native American community with their violent expulsion of tribal members. Now they are out of the leadership positions.

Lynn Valbuena, the current vice chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, was unanimously reelected as chairwoman of TASIN to a three-year term, a position she has held since 1995.

In addition to her service to TASIN and San Manuel, Valbuena also serves as Secretary of the National Indian Gaming Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Maurice Lyons, the current vice chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, was elected TASIN vice chairman for a two-year term. Lyons replaces Patrick Murphy of Pechanga.
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